Middletown names Honorary Grand Marshals

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Beloved and respected Middletown community member Jason Dorrance passed away earlier in the year.

Jason is survived by his wife Eleese and 3 boys.

Eleese and the boys have been named Honorary Grand Marshals of the annual 4 of July parade in Middletown to honor Jason and support his family.

The parade steps off at 5 but festivities are all day starting 8 a.m. in Middletown July 4.

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Battle of the Badges Blood Drive is on

You are encouraged to set your appointment now for next Friday Jul. 9 Battle of the Badge Blood Drive.

You can set an appointment at redcrossblood.org using the code battle2021.

Frederick County Sheriff’s Office and Frederick Fire and Rescue Personnel are looking to recruit donors.

The organization with the most donors wins the coveted trophy.

More importantly donors can boost the blood supply which is listed by American Red Cross as in severe shortage.

The need for blood is great not just because of summer which is always a high demand time.

But with the pandemic ending necessary surgeries are starting to take place and blood is needed.

A person can donate every 56 days and if you can give it is important to do so and greatly appropriated.

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Shenandoah University tickets go strictly digital

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Shenandoah University football tickets went on sale yesterday for both game day and season tickets.

The University announced that ticket sales will be all digital and cashless this year.

You will need to purchase tickets online prior to arriving as there will be no cash transactions on site.

Visit su.edu or suhornets.com for tickets and more information.

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Frederick County School launch new websites

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A new division website has been developed and launched for Frederick County Public Schools.

Individual school sites have also been updated.

The sites are designed to make sites more visually appealing, intuitive and easier to navigate.

The new websites include quick links for school calendars, menus, staff directories, bus routes and counseling information.

Resources are also available that are translated into Spanish.

All schools sites feature highly visible sections devoted to school and division news to keep communities aware of school happenings.  

The new division site is accessible at FrederickCountySchoolsVA.net.

The old frederick.k12.va.us address will redirect users to the new site.

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River Report: 7-2-21

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In this Friday’s edition of the twice-weekly Shenandoah River Reports, Mark Frondorf of Potomac Riverkeeper Network, and one of our great stewards of the Shenandoah, reminds us of the safety precautions to take this Fourth of July weekend. Be safe, have fun, and enjoy your Fourth! Front Royal Outdoors can help you plan your River adventure on the beautiful South Fork. Visit them at https://frontroyaloutdoors.com

Sports: Friday, July 2, 2021

VBL Washouts, Dodgers Cool Off Nats, WFT Hit With Record Fine

Two local contests were rained out in the Valley League last night, as Strasburg at Purcellville and Woodstock at winchester were rescheduled. Waynesboro and Staunton were able to post wins.

Tonight in the VBL, games include Woodstock at Front Royal, Purcellville at Strasburg, and Winchester at New Market.

In a rain-shortened contest last night, the LA Dodgers cooled off the Washington Nationals 6-2. Max Muncy’s grand slam highlighted a 5-run Dodger 5th inning, as LA posted it’s 50th win of the season. Juan Soto and Starlin Castro had RBI singles for the Nats, who take on the Dodgers again tonight, starting at 6:35 on Sports Radio 1450.

The Orioles are back in action tonight out west against the Angels at 10:10.

The Washington Football team was fined a record $10 million by the NFL after an investigation revealed an “unprofessional” workplace, in particular for women. Owner Dan Snyder is stepping away from day-to-day operations for several months, turning things over to his wife Tanya.

Other tidbits:

Roger Federer and top-seeded woman Ash Barty advanced at Wimbledon…Davis Thompson leads after one round of the PGA Tour’s Rocket Mortgage Classic in Detroit, and the NASCAR Cup Series will rin the Road America course Sunday in Wisconsin.